Lorry fire causes major traffic problems on A303 and A37 at Podimore Roundabout
Drivers on the A303 and A37 in Somerset faced major delays tonight after a lorry carrying a load of paper went up in flames near Ilchester.
Dozens of firefighters from across the county fought the blaze near Podimore Roundabout, which closed a stretch of the A303 for several hours.
The alarm was raised at around 6.30pm this evening, and fire crews from Yeovil, Martock, Street and Wiveliscombe were called to the scene.
A Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service spokesman said the lorry containing a large amount of paper was well alight when crews arrived, and that five appliances were battling to extinguish the blaze.
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The road's eastbound carriageway remained closed between the junctions for the A37 and A372 tonight as emergency services remained at the scene.